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UOL Forums
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Screenshot of the Jogos forums as of 2019-01-03
Screenshot of the Jogos forums as of 2019-01-03
URL Jogos Esporte Televisão Tecnologia Jogos beta
Status Closing
Archiving status In progress...
Archiving type Unknown
Project source uolforums-grab
Project tracker uolforums
IRC channel #UhOhL (on hackint)

UOL Forums are UOL's discussion forums. The forums were put into read-only mode on 2018-12-03 and are scheduled to shut down on 2019-01-07.

Shutdown notice

At the end of October[1], the following notice was added at the top of the forum:

O Fórum UOL está em processo de desativação.

No dia 03/12/2018 o Fórum passará para o modo "apenas leitura", em que não será possível criar tópicos e respostas.

A desativação completa do Fórum será feita no dia 07/01/2019.

Este fórum fez parte da história de gerações de brasileiros. Agradecemos a todos os foristas que participaram disso.

Rough translation:

The UOL Forums will be deactivated soon.

On the 3rd of December 2018, the forum will be switched to read-only mode, and it will no longer be possible to create topics or replies.

The complete deactivation of the forum will take place on the 7th of January 2019.

This forum was part of the history of generations of Brazilians. Thanks to everyone who participated in this.

After the switch to read-only, the second line was replaced with:

Conforme comunicado anteriormente, o Fórum está em modo "apenas leitura", por isso não é mais possível criar tópicos e respostas.

(As announced previously, the forum is now in read-only mode, and it is no longer possible to create topics or replies.)

Site structure

There are four main forums: Jogos, Esporte, Televisão, and Tecnologia. In addition, there is a "beta" site for the Jogos forums, which contains different contents than the "main" Jogos forums.

A custom forum software is used. Thread IDs appear to be shared between the four forums, but a thread is only accessible on the forum it is attached to. The beta Jogos forums are separate.

The forums claim that there are 7429702 threads with 179927292 posts, but this doesn't match up with either the thread IDs, which end at about 4.5 million, or the post IDs, which end at about 78.7 million. (While these latter numbers refer only to the main forums, the beta Jogos forums are small in comparison, containing only 213k threads with 3.7M posts.)